Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Coloring Easter eggs

Hi, Janja here!

Coloring Easter eggs is a ritual in the spring. There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs. Let's see how Bunny did it.

- CottageCutz dies: Egg Painting Bunny, Spring MeadowStitched Alphabet, Miss Petunia Bunny, Just Hatched Chick, Pillow Box Plus, Stitched Oval Set
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- white cardstock
- silver cardstock
- Distress inks: Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Tea Dye
- Distress Oxide ink Vintage Photo
- Memento inks: Tangelo, Lady Bug
- glue, double-sided adhesive tape, self-adhesive pads, fun foam

Cut out all the pieces we need. Mine are colored with Distress inks.

Cut the same large white frame as the card base. Stamp some stains on it.

Make two holes in the frame, and insert a string. Attach letters on the string.

Fix the frame to the card base with a self-adhesive foam tape or use a fun foam.

Complete the card.

And for the youngest, something sweet. Pillow boxes with chocolate eggs.

I would like to remind you that the new Rise & Shine release is still available for 25 % less. 

Thank you for coming over. Have a nice day. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Miss Petunia Bunny

Hi, Lois here with a quick Easter card.  CottageCutz's Spring/Easter release has lots of cute dies.  I'm using three of them on my card today -- Happy Easter Phrase, Miss Petunia Bunny, and Spring Meadow.   Before I explain about my card, I first wanted to remind you that there is a 25% discount sale on the newest Rise and Shine release in the CottageCutz store, with lots of cute breakfast and cooking dies.  Be sure to check them out while the sale continues.

And now for my card:

Before cutting out the dies, I put a sheet of two-sided adhesive on the back of a piece of white cardstock to make adhering the smaller die-cuts easier.  To tell the truth, I waver back-and-forth between using the adhesive sheets and not.  Either process will work well if you have a fine-tip applicator on your glue for when you don't use the adhesive sheet.

After cutting out the pieces, I colored them and constructed each element.  I used a black mini brad for Miss Petunia's eye.

Then I gathered the supplies for my card base:

White cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Sky patterned paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
Brick patterned paper - 4" x 1 1/2"
Green cardstock to cut the grass from the Spring Meadow die

I then constructed my card base, adding the "Happy Easter" phrase.  

After slipping Miss Petunia between the rows of grass, I placed the egg on the wall, and stuck the flowers (from the Happy Easter Phrase die) to the stems within the grass.  I tend to work "by the seat of my pants" and realized that the phrase didn't really stand out as much as I had envisioned, so I pulled out my Dark Green Wink of Stella brush and went over the lettering.  I was much happier with the result -- it now glitters!

CottageCutz dies used on this card are:




Sunday, March 18, 2018

Stitched Spring Garden


This is Anja again. This week I added a bunch of new Zig markers to my collection and I had to try them out. I used dies from the Stitches collection and combined them in a light Spring garden card. This dies are so fun to use and you can combine them in different theme cards.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Stitched Flowers, Stitched Garden Friends, Stitched Honey Bees, Stitched Sun, Clouds & Umbrella),
- watercolor paper for background (14,5x14,5 cm) and die cuts,
- craft card base (15x15 cm),
- Zig markers (numbers: 024, 043, 046, 052, 063, 065, 066, 083, 094, 200,  260)
- Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky),
- water spritzer,
- watercolor brush,
- black pen,
- white pen,
- heat gun,
- paper glue. 

First I die cut all the pieces from watercolor paper. I used Zig markers and watercolor brush to color it. First I colored on the edge and then pushed colored with the watercolor brush to the middle. I don't have a black Zig marker, so I used a black brush pen.

I also used watercolor paper for the sky background. I used two blue Distress Inks to color the paper. Then I spritzed a few water drops over it and dried the paper with the heat gun.


When I had everything colored I added eyes to the snail and the bee. I used black and white pen. Then I arranged the sun, flowers, clouds and critters on the card. I decided to use the stitched fly lines also.

And this is my finished card.

Rise & Shine dies are still available for 25 % less, so don't forget to check them it out.

Have a beautiful Sunday and a nice week ahead.
Se you next time.
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Spring Window Scene

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us on this St Patrick's Day 2018. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. Hope you all have recovered from the switch to Daylight Savings time. It usually affects me for a couple of days, but I think I am adjusted now. Love the longer daylight that's for sure.

Before I start with today's card, I wanted to let you know we have a new release of dies. It's our Rise & Shine collection and they are currently on a 25% sale. To see some card samples from the team - click here and here

Today, I am showing a card from our Spring die collection. I am using the Spring Window w/Vine  and also the Chickies w/Egg Plant dies. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I decided to create an outdoor scene. Started by using a brick wall stencil and white 3-D molding the wall. I stenciled on a light gray cardstock.
Carefully removed the tape and set it aside to dry. I like how some of the brick have the appearance of slight imperfections. Just like real brick. This panel is 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
Step 2: On this step I cut my window, vine and flowers. I love the detail of the flowers in this die. Used sweet sugarplum, rich razzleberry and daffodil yellow cardstocks.
I cut my 2 chickies from daffodil yellow cardstock and sponged the edges slightly with wild honey distress ink. Just to add a little depth.
Step 3: Ready to start some card assembly. I used dimensional adhesive on the window and chicks. I like the dimension it gives to your card. Since you are looking into the window, I added some sweet sugarplum cardstock so it would look like a painted wall. The Spring grass is an older CottageCutz die.
Step 4: I wanted to get a sentiment on this card and I just wasn't quite sure how to do that. Thought about stamping on the egg shell or on the grass but neither of those ideas really resonated with me. Then the lightbulb went off and I decided to add the Joy phrase to the window.
It is the perfect size. And, this die is currently 80% off. You can pick it up for just a $1.00 in the online store.
I also cut 3 butterflies in the same colors as the window flowers. They are from the Spring Meadow die.
Step 5:  To complete my card I used the sweet sugarplum cardstock. The card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for an Easter card. You still have time to get these dies if you want to re-create this card. See you next Saturday!
Dies I used to create card: